Donald Trump Jr mocked for calling Kanye West 'pioneer' and praising his 'fearless creativity' in 'Jesus Is King' album
The 41-year-old took to Twitter on Monday, stating that West 'is cracking the culture code.'
President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, was mocked online shortly after he offered his praise to rapper Kanye West online, calling him a "pioneer" while lauding his "fearless" new album. The 41-year-old took to Twitter on Monday, stating that Kanye "is cracking the culture code" after the rapper's release of his Christian-themed new album, 'Jesus Is King'.
Trump Jr wrote: "@kanyewest ’s new album #JesusIsKing is the epitome of fearless creativity and “dangerous, unapproved” ideas. Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth. They’re waging a war on our family and culture. Kanye is a pioneer." The rapper had infamously expressed his support for Trump last year, and had visited the White House, wearing Trump's signature Make America Great Again hat.
The Republican's tweet, however, sparked ridicule online as music critic Steven Hyden joked, writing: "Pretty sad that only people with rich parents can afford to do music criticism these days." Another writer Zach Schonfeld wrote: "Congrats on becoming a music critic, dude. Your $50 check will arrive in 4 months."
Radio host Ryan McKinnell said: "Mos Def taught us about state surveillance, Dead Prez warned us about American greed, Kweli rapped about police brutality, Killer Mike told us about Reagan, Immortal Technique gave us a blueprint for the revolution... Kanye West said slavery was a choice."
West, in an explosive interview with radio host Big Boy on Friday, had said black Americans have been "brainwashed" into voting for the Democratic Party. When the rapper was asked about his support for Trump, he explained that he does not believe it is smart for black Americans to bloc vote for Democrats.
"You are quite easily controlled if they know everybody gonna be blue [Democrat]. If you go to a white [person] bar, you gonna hear people talking Independent, you gonna hear people talking Democrat, you gonna hear people talking Republican," West said.
"We're [black Americans] brainwashed out here, bro. Come on, man. This is a free man talking. Democrats had us voting for Democrats with food stamps for years. What are you talking about guns in the 80s, taking the fathers out the home, Plan B, lowering our votes, making us abort children," the father-of-four said.